The global networks of ISIS and al-Qaeda continue to operate, plan, and execute attacks during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The arrest of an ISIS-linked cell in Germany on April 15, 2020 is a reminder of that reality. The suspects were also reportedly involved in raising funds for their planned attacks, demonstrating that terror financing activities remain ongoing despite the economic slowdown. On April 29, 2020, CEP was honored to engage a leading global specialist on this issue: Jacqueline Shire, the counterterrorism financing expert of the Monitoring Team, also provided a briefing on her area of special focus.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020